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GroupDescription Class

Provides an abstract base class for types that describe how to divide the items in a collection into groups.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public abstract class GroupDescription : INotifyPropertyChanged

The GroupDescription type exposes the following members.

Protected methodGroupDescriptionInitializes a new instance of the GroupDescription class.

Public propertyGroupNamesGets the collection of names that are used to initialize a group with a set of subgroups with the given names.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGroupNameFromItemReturns the group name(s) for the given item.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodNamesMatchReturns a value that indicates whether the group name and the item name match such that the item belongs to the group.
Protected methodOnPropertyChangedRaises the PropertyChanged event.
Public methodShouldSerializeGroupNamesReturns whether serialization processes should serialize the effective value of the GroupNames property on instances of this class.
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Protected eventPropertyChangedOccurs when a property value changes.

Explicit interface implemetationPrivate eventINotifyPropertyChanged.PropertyChangedOccurs when a property value changes.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.